Cinderella is Evil by Jamie Campbell.

cinderella is evil

Synopsis from goodreads

History is told from one person’s perspective. Sometimes they don’t get it right.

Ugly Stepsister Anna has wrongly been accused of being mean and evil. Now it is time she got the opportunity to tell her side of the story.

With Cinderella so perfect and wonderful, it is no wonder Anna feels ugly in comparison. Dealing with bullies, a grumpy mother and the death of her step-father, Anna is at her wits end.

When the Prince’s ball approaches, Anna is told she must find a husband to save the family fortune. Attending with her sisters, the sulky Prince Charming only has eyes for Cinderella.

With the burden of being the only one to unite her step-sister with the Prince, will Anna act as cupid? Or will she protect Cinderella from the arrogant Charming?

A charming twist to the story of Cinderella, told completely from the point of view of the Ugly Step-Sister.

The Good

This was a different POV than we are used to for Cinderella, it was written form one the Ugly Step-sisters point of view, but in this book everything she did for Cinderella was out of love and not out of hatred. Every story has two sides. It was short (30 pages), but it was charming. It was refreshing to see her know she is ugly, I wanted to go yell at the bullies.

I really liked how the author kept to the story of Cinderella as much as possible, it made it more magical, you already knew what was going to happen, but you were left wondering how we were going to get there. Very well written and in a fun way. I enjoyed it greatly. 5 out of 5 stars.

The Bad

My only complaint is that it is too short for my liking. I wanted more.

I do buy the next two books in the fairytale retelling series straight away.

Overall

A charming novella on Cinderella and her wicked ways.

Until next time, happy reading bookworms.

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